AGE CONCERN BIRMINGHAM IN BOLDMERE

Out With The Old, In With The Old

Earlier in the year I contacted Age Concern Birmingham as I wanted to use some of my time to help out some local charities. There had been a recent refit of their headquarters in Boldmere so I hoped they might want some photos of the new ‘Communitea Café’, and the community it serves on a daily basis. 

Andy Foxhall from Age Concern emailed me back to ask if I could photograph the Boldmere site and also some of the other Wellbeing and Community Centre’s which are dotted around Birmingham. They needed some new up-to-date images to replace the old stock photos they’d been using. So I drove across Birmingham and met Andy to see exactly what he needed.

The Café And The People

He asked if I could get some inside and outside photo’s of the Boldmere site’s ‘Communtea Café’ with a couple of the local groups who met there in the shots. The staff and people from the local area who use the café would also need photographing as they work or meet and chat for coffee of breakfast. He also wanted some shots of a local advice officer who is there to help people which legal and financial advice.

Wellbeing

For the Wellbeing and Community Centre’s I would need to capture images of the building, staff and also the people this charity is designed to help the most… the older people who visit the various centres to stay active, engaged and give them other people to talk and laugh with. 

I set to work with documenting the Boldmere site, I would visit the Wellbeing Centre’s soon…

Please visit http://www.ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk to donate, offer some time to help or find out more. I promise, they’re all really nice people!

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